Explorer Wildcat Recollections Column

In 1969, Shell Oil began looking for places where its new 'bright spot' technology could be useful in the onshore of the United States. Armed with a list of rock and fluid criteria, I began making a search for places where this novel technique could be as useful to Shell in the onshore USA as it was in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Explorer Article

One hundred years of petroleum exploration and development in the Los Angeles region have produced a rich legacy of geological and geophysical data -- a legacy that the oil industry has spent billions of dollars to obtain.

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Explorer Article

While depressed oil prices in the late 1990s cooled data preservation efforts, officials are trying to kick-start a cross discipline approach that would incorporate all earth science disciplines that benefit from the data.

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Explorer Article

In this computer age it's easy to lose sight of the all-important fact that those gee whiz computer graphics and models that so beautifully depict the subsurface of the earth still have to start with the basics. The geologic data and rocks.

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Explorer Article

When it comes to geological teaching tools, a CD-ROM released recently by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proves all over again that the best things often come in small packages.

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Explorer Article

Looking deep for new oil -- a strategy that Tri-Valley Oil and Gas is implementing with EKHO No. 1 -- could make them America's deepest oil producer. Spudded Feb. 7 it is on its way to the projected total target depth of 19,500 feet.

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Explorer Foundation Update

'I still love biology, but more and more it is geology ... that gets me excited.' Designing her classes with hands-on activities similar to those shared in the AAPG-AAPG Foundation-sponsored 'Rocks in Your Head' conference, Peggy Lubchenco teachers her junior high students about the surrounding area's geology.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Oil and gas discoveries of the 90s were significant in location but less so in size. How does this impact the future? 'To meet the current annual demand ... and the demand ... in 2010, new production must originate from a variety of sources...,' says Robert Esser, director of Global Oil and Gas Resources with Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Real-time well analysis that takes place during actual drilling helps manage deviations that are too small to detect with seismic data, but could interefere with drilling. 1998 Pacific Section H. Victor Church awarded for a poster session on a project in Ventura, California, shares the 'Advantages of Real Time LWD Dipmeter Data.'

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Explorer Article

Oil and gas seeps have provided resources that have been recorded everywhere. Their importance led to a symposium, field trip and workshop on this topic at this year's AAPG Pacific Section meeting. Drawing earth scientists from across the United States and around the world, it served as a forum for the development of a plan for the global analysis of fluid seeps.

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